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The island of sea women : a novel / by Lisa See.

The island of sea women : a novel

See, Lisa, author. (Author).

Available copies

  • 1 copies at Grand Rapids Public Library

Current holds

    7 current holds with 8 total copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main Fiction See (Text) 31307023490677 New Checked out 05/03/2019
Main Fiction See (Text) 31307023490685 New Checked out 05/14/2019
Main Fiction See (Text) 31307023490693 Express Reshelving -
Ottawa Hills Fiction See (Text) 31307023490669 New Checked out 04/19/2019
Seymour Fiction See (Text) 31307023490701 New Checked out 05/10/2019
West Leonard Fiction See (Text) 31307023490651 New Checked out 05/10/2019
Westside Fiction See (Text) 31307023490768 New Checked out 04/27/2019
Yankee Clipper Fiction See (Text) 31307023490750 New On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501154850
  • ISBN: 1501154850
  • ISBN: 9781501154867
  • ISBN: 1501154869
  • Physical Description: v, 374 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, [2019]

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Summary, etc.: "A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island. Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village's all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook's mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger. Despite their love for each other, Mi-ja and Young-sook's differences are impossible to ignore. The Island of Sea Women is an epoch set over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s, followed by World War II, the Korean War and its aftermath, through the era of cell phones and wet suits for the women divers. Throughout this time, the residents of Jeju find themselves caught between warring empires. Mi-ja is the daughter of a Japanese collaborator, and she will forever be marked by this association. Young-sook was born into a long line of haenyeo and will inherit her mother's position leading the divers in their village. Little do the two friends know that after surviving hundreds of dives and developing the closest of bonds, forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point. This beautiful, thoughtful novel illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge, engaging in dangerous physical work, and the men take care of the children. A classic Lisa See story--one of women's friendships and the larger forces that shape them--The Island of Sea Women introduces readers to the fierce and unforgettable female divers of Jeju Island and the dramatic history that shaped their lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Collaborationists > Family relationships > Fiction.
Women divers > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Cheju Island (Korea) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
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